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Tepecik-Çiftlik is a prehistoric settlement in Volcanic Cappadocia, Central Anatolia. The settlement is within the borders of Niğde Province, Çiftlik district, and is dated to approximately 7500-5800 BC.


The archaeological excavations in Tepecik-Çiftlik are main part of Melendiz Research Project. The excavations in Tepecik-Çiftlik, a site that was discovered by I. Todd in the 1960’s, were run jointly with the Niğde Museum between 2000 and 2006. Since 2007 they have been run by a team that includes researchers and students from universities in Turkey and other countries under the scientific leadership of Associate Professor Erhan Bıçakçı, a lecturer in the Istanbul University Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Republic.



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